Afghanistan v Pakistan in UAE 2023: Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 2nd T20I Preview and Updates

Afghanistan dominated the game and executed their game plan flawlessly to take a 1-0 lead in the series. On a difficult batting surface, the team cruised to a six-wicket victory. The Afghans have a chance to win the series in this game and will do so. Pakistani players must put their performance in the previous game behind them and look to level the series.

Pakistan’s batsmen scored only 92 runs in the previous game, as Afghanistan’s spinners outwitted them with their skill and experience. The wicket isn’t conducive to stroke play, which limits Pakistan’s chances. We expect a close game as Pakistan attempts to save the series and the Afghans seek their first series victory against Pakistan.

The 2nd T20I between Afghanistan vs Pakistan will take place on March 26th, 2023 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Match Details to Note

Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Afghanistan v Pakistan in UAE, 2023

Date: March 26, 2023 (Sunday)                                                   

Time: 9:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Afghanistan (Match Odds – 2.45):


Rashid Khan couldn’t have asked for a better showing from his team. They not only won the previous game, but their performance would have undermined Pakistan’s confidence. As the team stands on the verge of making history, Khan will want his players to put in a strong performance and win their first-ever series against Pakistan.

Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran must establish a strong top stand, which will be critical on this difficult surface. Mohammad Nabi performed admirably in the previous game and must anchor the middle order alongside Gulbadin Naib and Karim Janat. This batting lineup is bolstered by Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Azmatullah Omarzai.

In the previous game, their bowlers checked every box. Fazalhaq Farooqi and Azmatullah Omarzai must take early wickets to put Pakistan on the back foot. Mujeeb ur Rahman, Nabi, and Rashid Khan all performed admirably in the previous game, posing a threat to their opponents. Naveen-ul-Haq hopes to improve his length and perform well in a supporting role.

Full Squad:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sediqullah Atal, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq

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Players to watch out for:

Rashid Khan

Arguably the most lethal bowler to play in the shortest format, Rashid Khan will be critical for the home side in the middle overs if they are to win the series on Sunday.

Mohammad Nabi

The former Afghanistan captain is not only a valuable addition who can bowl brilliantly, but he is also expected to bring stability to the batting unit.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

The 21-year-old appears to be in top form, having taken two wickets going into the second T20I.

Possible Playing XI:

Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq

Pakistan (Match Odds – 1.55):


In the previous game, the Pakistani team misread the surface and lost the plot. Shadab Khan, as the most experienced player on the team, must lift spirits in the camp and lead from the front. Afghanistan will come for the kill, and Pakistan’s captain will want to see his players play with a positive attitude.

The team will need better efforts from openers Saim Ayub and Mohammad Haris, who struggled in the previous game. Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, and Azam Khan all struggled in the previous game and must perform well here. Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, and Faheem Ashraf have a wealth of experience, and the team will rely on them to deliver in the lower middle order.

The bowling attack put up a brave performance in the previous game, and they will need good spells with the new ball from Zaman Khan and Naseem Shah. Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, and Ihsanullah will fancy their chances on this wicket, and a strong performance from them is expected in this game.

Full Squad:

Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Zaman Khan, Tayyab Tahir

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Players to watch out for:


Having previously taken two wickets while defending a total of 93 runs, Ihsanullah will be eager to face the Afghanistan batting unit again.

Mohammad Haris

After performing admirably in the recently concluded PSL 2023, this wicketkeeper-batsman will be looking to redeem himself by getting the away side off to a strong start.

Azam Khan

Azam, another aggressive batsman, was out for a duck in the first T20 but will be hoping to make an impact in the upcoming game.

Possible Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Ihsanullah

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Head to Head

Afghanistan registered their first ever win against Asian counterparts in a competitive T20I game after winning the first T20 in Sharjah.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played AFG Won PAK Won Tie NR
Overall 4 1 3 0 0

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Toss Prediction

In the previous game, the ball stopped on the batsmen due to a tricky surface. Putting up scores on such wickets is never easy, and at the toss, both captains will consider the previous game’s result. The team that wins the toss will choose to bowl first.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Pitch Report

When it comes to big scores in T20 cricket, Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a small ground that may be among the highest-scoring in the world. The outfield is lightning fast, and the ground is small. This surface is popular among batsmen. Fast bowlers struggle on this track, but spinners thrive when the ball comes to rest on the batsmen.

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The weather in Sharjah will be beautiful, but the heat and humidity will put the players’ fitness to the test. The track has been slow, and the ball has taken the batsmen by surprise. They’ll have to keep an eye on things here. To feel comfortable on this surface, the team batting first will aim for a score of around 160 runs.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Prediction

Based on what we’ve seen, bowlers can once again be a dominant force at this venue, allowing both teams to win. This is why Rashkid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi can be useful for the home team, as their marquee players not only have the experience but also the variety to take wickets on such a track. This is why we believe Afghanistan will defeat Pakistan once more, this time to win the series on Sunday. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Afghanistan is the favourite to beat Pakistan at the odds of 2.45.

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Afghanistan’s star was Mohammad Nabi, who not only took two wickets in three overs but also scored 38 runs to help the home team cruise to victory.

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